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The First Southern Strategy: The Taft and the Dewey/Eisenhower Factions in the GOP

Michael Bowen

in Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036847
eISBN:
9780813043999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036847.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter rejects the “white backlash” thesis that attributes the South's embrace of the Republican Party to racial issues, and white working-class abandonment of the Democratic Party over civil ... More


Communism vs. Republicanism, 1946–1948

Michael Bowen

in The Roots of Modern Conservatism: Dewey, Taft, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834855
eISBN:
9781469602752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869192_bowen.7
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the Old Guard and how it continued to undermine Thomas Dewey's control of the Republican Party. The congressional statement of policy had checked Dewey's plans to reshape the ... More


“Is Paul Crouch Reliable?” 1954

Gregory S. Taylor

in The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049205
eISBN:
9780813050072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049205.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Crouch's failures in New Orleans and Philadelphia led to a growing chorus of denunciations. Not only did the media, politicians, and Communists rail against Crouch, but they also began to question ... More


Second Afterlife: The Attack Resumes, 1955 to the Present

James M. Boughton

in Harry White and the American Creed: How a Federal Bureaucrat Created the Modern Global Economy (and Failed to Get the Credit)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780300253795
eISBN:
9780300262650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300253795.003.0021
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter recounts Herbert Brownell's 1953 attack on President Truman and Harry White, which rekindled interest in Harry for a brief time and led to further investigations by state officials in ... More


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